Title Flood Game Type Platform Company Bullfrog Productions Players 1 Compatibility A500 Submission Chris Burns Review A weird but enjoyable game! Quiffy is a subterreanean dwelling, green, slimy - but cute! - creature; one day his underground world starts filling with water but with Quiffy being from a tidy race of creatures, he has to tour 42 levels picking up all the rubbish he's left lying around before fleeing to the safe and dry surface. You guide Quiffy on his quest (well, were you suprised to hear it?) and must find the correct way to solve each level, picking up all the rubbish on the way while avoiding the monsters and other obstacles. Of course, each level is filling with water as you play it - so hurry! Solving each level isn't too difficult and the most taxing thing you have to do is hit levers to open new sections of the level. To help you, there are several different types of weapons lying around - grenades, flamethrowers, throwing stars, dynamite and boomerangs. Quiffy also has one special power and that is the ability to walk along most walls and ceilings (although there are some he can't stick to). A space hopper (remember them?) can be found on some levels and occasionally you'll need one to bounce across a wide pit of lava etc. There are laser beams that appear and disappear - these can block your way temporarily but can also be climbed to gain access to new areas. The monsters are of the non-intelligent variety and mostly just trot up and down a defined path, so they're pretty easy to dispatch with a carefully placed stick of dynamite or whatever :-) Some monsters do ping around a bit, but in general there's nothing too tricky about them. Some will hinder your progress by dropping litter and there are some great teddy bears with mouths in their tummys (!?!!) that will help you by eating litter! However (you knew there'd be a 'however' didn't you?) Quiffy's ghostly Auntie follows his exact path through the level (although she starts perhaps 10 seconds after he does) and will drain his energy if she touches him. This can be a bit annoying if you spend a few minutes in one place trying to negotiate an obstacle.. Overall, a fun, enjoyable game! Maybe a bit short at only 42 levels but there's enough there to keep you occupied for a while. One of Bullfrog's products they seem to want to forget (and it certainly does not compare very well to the likes of Populous and Syndicate) it does seem to have been done in a bit of a hurry. The graphics and sound, while good, are not spectacular and also - according to an interview I once read with Peter Molyneaux (Bullfrog head honcho) - there is code and graphics in the game for another monster, which simply never appears. Sloppy maybe, but I don't think you'll regret a quick look!